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Korea or not Korea, that is the question.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

And I don't have the answer. Not officially anyway.

One of the companies we sell to wants to audit one of the companies that builds some of our packages. The company to be audited is in Korea and it is a generally accepted belief that my company will have representation during the audit. Generally, the lead over the project would be the one to represent.

That's where it gets foggy. The package is technically mine. However, the project was given to someone else by the powers-that-be when there was a lot of eyes on it (whole other story, not getting into it here). Since then, things have cooled down and I've done more work on the project, but it's not been reassigned to me. So technically, not my project, but my package. Semantics? Yep! emoticon

We did meet today to discuss the audit. The idea was to figure out the who, what, when. However, the when is so in question that the other questions could not be addressed. Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow to try to answer them all. I'll provide an update when (if?) I get one!

  
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USFBULL 6/23/2010 12:16AM

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OUTDOORGIRL69 6/22/2010 12:56PM

    My daughter was over there & she liked it. You have have to flip a coin to decide if you want to go or not. Good luck which ever way you decide.

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/22/2010 8:57AM

    Hope this works out the way you want. Keep us posted!

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CARLANNIE 6/22/2010 8:31AM

    That was my question - do you want to go? It would be a great experience, but totally out of routine, lol!

I flew over yesterday and waved to you as we landed. Did you see me about 6:30?

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SUZYMOBILE 6/22/2010 7:14AM

    Do you WANT to go, is the question. If it has ended up being a troubled project, I'd keep my head down and let the other person who was assigned to it take the heat. However it works out, I wish the best for you.

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BKNOCK 6/22/2010 7:07AM

    That would be pretty cool traveling to Korea!

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SUGARPUNK52 6/22/2010 1:56AM

  I side with you.Hope it all works out in your favor.

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MUSIC66 6/22/2010 1:07AM

    i do to.

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GEEMAWEST 6/22/2010 12:53AM

    I vote for you. does that count? Probably not, but my vote is cast.

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Success and apologies

Monday, June 21, 2010

First, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my blog yesterday. Even the "no comments"! That was the most comments I've ever had on a blog AND you all made me giggle! Thank you kindly for the support.

The apologies are for reeling you in. I'm not REALLY sorry, but figured I better get that token apology out there so as to not make too many enemies.

It's late now and I have to work in the morning. I will Spark you all later.

  
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NEWNAC304 6/21/2010 12:34PM

    You are too funny! I'm going to comment on every one of your blogs even if I don't have anything to say!

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BKNOCK 6/21/2010 8:59AM

    You are just hoping that we will all comment again!

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/21/2010 7:53AM

    Token apology not necessary but accepted!!! LOL It was worth the smiles! Thanks!!

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RWETHAIRYET 6/21/2010 7:31AM

    You are such a hoot, haha!!

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FITKAT2010 6/21/2010 5:43AM

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USFBULL 6/21/2010 4:20AM

    gnite thanks

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KENDRACARROLL 6/21/2010 3:10AM

    I wish there was a way one could see how many views a blog gets.

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MUSIC66 6/21/2010 12:53AM

    have a GOOD SLEEP.

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Read this and comment!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

No. I have nothing important to say. I just like to see that people have commented on my blogs! LOL! Okay, really, you need not read this nor comment. In fact, I recommend you stop reading now and go on to something else. The best has already been written! LOL! emoticon

We did have our yard sale today. At 4:30 this morning, DH asked if we could put it off until next weekend. emoticon Um...NO! I already made the changes in my plans to accommodate this yard sale. It is happening! I didn't say all of that. I just said no. We'll do it today. And we did.

We had only a few people until about 9:00. Then it was steady people (not all people were buying, but they were looking!) until 1:00. At 1:00, the people just stopped coming! So, we started packing. DH said I could get rid of certain things if they didn't sell. Well, two truck loads of stuff are either at the Youth Ranch or will be by tomorrow! We still have a large stash of furniture, but not as much as we started the day with. And, the best part? People actually paid money! Woo Hoo!! I won't be retiring on my $$ from today, but I did take DD and DS out to lunch and paid cash! LOL!

Now I need to go to sleep. Talk to you all tomorrow!

  
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AUNTIEANNE22 6/20/2010 9:18PM

  Why were you and your husband awake at 4 am?
I'm glad your yard sale went well. Isn't it nice to have cash in your hand? Of course, when I did my yard sales, I was still out of work from my surgery so the money was used for living expenses. Darn, I wish my son and I didn't like to eat!

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BETHGILLIGAN 6/20/2010 3:00PM

    OK, I'm a sucker, too!! I love making $$ at yard sales but hate the prep!! I haven't had a lot of luck with craigslist. Congrats on the $$ and getting rid of the stuff!!! (Another one of my goals!)

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RD03875 6/20/2010 1:33PM

    I saw this from my friend feed so had to see. Glad you made $$. I'd love to have a yard sale but I live out in the boonies, down a back road that doesn't get much traffic.

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SUZYMOBILE 6/20/2010 12:44PM

    Deucedly clever of you to say, "Stop reading now!" Being contrarian, I did NOT stop reading, LOL! Good deal on the yard sale. I emoticon yard sales! You can get rid of stuff and get paid for it! Almost as good as craigslist.

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NEWNAC304 6/20/2010 12:36PM

    You crack me up! I'm glad the sale went well. It will be nice to have all that stuff gone.

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CARLANNIE 6/20/2010 11:46AM

    Commenting with nothing to say . . . . . .

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SURLYGIRL 6/20/2010 10:25AM

    Very Clever - Reeled me right in !

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BKNOCK 6/20/2010 7:40AM

    You are very sneaky! I am glad that your garage sale went well! I hope you can rest up a bit today but I somehow doubt that!

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TORNADO40 6/20/2010 7:21AM

    I hate getting ready for garage sales, but I love having them. To me they are a social event...talking to people, etc. We had a neighborhood one back in a weekend in May and made over $600. We had a lot of stuff and we are trying to get rid of clutter. Most of the sales were small amounts of around $1 or so, but I guess it adds up. We finally got rid of the hamster stuff from when we had hamsters. We have had that at about 3 garage sales and no one buying it. You never know what is going to sell. Things you think someone will buy no one does and things you don't think will sell go fast. Go figure. emoticon

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FITKAT2010 6/20/2010 7:01AM

    Fantastic! I was going to ask for your address to come to your yard sale but had to work all day.


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DONNAORLENE 6/20/2010 2:05AM

    !

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CALIMAN1 6/20/2010 1:35AM

    oh that was so unfair...you grabbed me with your title, and then admitted it was a scam to reel us in!!! Bad Bad Barb!!!!!!

Nonetheless, pretty darn clever and I am glad you made some $....

Not enough to retire for sure or are you off to the Caribbean and you just don't want us to follow you???? emoticon

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RJFERRARO315 6/20/2010 1:08AM

    I'm glad the yard sale is out of the way now. My husband loves to declutter...I'm a packrat though.

Take care!

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MUSIC66 6/20/2010 1:05AM

    don,t know what to say maybe the word awsome....

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DUTCHIEKIWI 6/20/2010 12:54AM

    ...... no comment.......

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GEEMAWEST 6/20/2010 12:35AM

    What a scam to get me to read your blog. You owe me!!

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JBINAUSTIN 6/20/2010 12:33AM

    Glad you made some money and got rid of stuff you don't need.

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BNAILS50 6/20/2010 12:30AM

    Interesting

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Anniversary, saleing, books

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Today is my second anniversary on Spark People! Yippee!! It doesn't seem like that long! I've made a lot of good friends here and learned a lot. Some of it I probably didn't want to learn, but I learned it anyway! LOL!

Tomorrow, DH and I will be setting up for our yard sale. The kids will help setup and then everyone will pretty much disappear...except me. I "get" to run the yard sale with "help" from the kids. DH goes to work. And, when I decide I'm done, I get to put everything away. Pretty exciting, huh?

I'm actually looking forward to the putting away part. I get to donate a large portion of stuff that doesn't sell to the Youth Ranch. AND, I get to put things back in the garage in a way that makes sense to me. Stuff I need will be within reach! I'll be clearing out quite a bit of stuff and I might be able to walk through the garage again...at least until my DH comes home from his day of yard "saleing"!

I'm up to 7.5 books this month! Okay, so one was only 100 pages and small. And three have been books with really short chapters, so there were a bunch of half pages. But, I must say, it's still 7.5 books!! Yay for me! emoticon

Time to update my spreadsheets and figure out what books I'm getting from the library to continue my obsession.

Night!

  
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AUNTIEANNE22 6/20/2010 9:14PM

  Happy second anniversary.
I did yard sales last summer and got rid of a lot of stuff that I just kept moving but never used. After several weekends I just let people take what ever they wanted for free. My landlady took most of it. It sure felt great to have all that stuff gone.
Hey, it doesn't matter how long a book is as long as you read it. I've been getting more reading done lately and I like it.

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NEWNAC304 6/19/2010 9:47PM

    Happy Sparkiversary! Good luck on your sale. I hope you sell more than you have to put away. You've read a lot of books this summer. I wish I had more time for reading.

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STEELKICKIN 6/19/2010 11:36AM

    Happy Sparkversary, Barb!
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BKNOCK 6/19/2010 7:02AM

    I hope that your yard sale goes well!

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KENDRACARROLL 6/19/2010 12:59AM

    Ya, that's usually how yard sales go at my house :)
Have fun! Hope you sell a lot so the cleanup will be easier. Good exercise...
Congratulations on your 2- year Sparkversary.

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MUSIC66 6/19/2010 12:41AM

    is a sale yard like a garage sale .

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20 years? Are you sure? Really?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today is my 20th wedding anniversary. All 20 have been happy and all 20 have been to the same guy. Okay, so we've had our moments, but not once have I wanted to not be married. Can you imagine? Who'd a thunk that when I got married at the age of six, that I'd still be married now...at 26! emoticon Yes, I am purposely not mentioning the teenage daughter and slightly younger son.

I bet you are all wondering what wonderful thing we did to celebrate this momentous occassion, aren't you? Promise me you won't be jealous!!

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I went to work at my normal time as did DH. Yep! AND, I came home and cooked dinner. T-Bone steaks! Yum. But wait! That's not all! Of course not. This is our 20th, after all. The other thing we did to celebrate? DH went to bed around 8:00 and I headed to the gym! Try as you might, I bet you can't party any harder than we did! LOL!

And on that note, I have to get some sleep. Nite all!

  
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CARLANNIE 6/18/2010 11:07AM

    We hired a babysitter and went down to the river to go fishing on our 10th anniversary!

Congratulations to you, you youngster, you!!!

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AUNTIEANNE22 6/17/2010 11:21PM

  Congratulations! 20 years is amazing. I've been divorced almost that long!

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USERNAMEDD 6/17/2010 10:15PM

  Hey Hey!

What a day,

Hope all of them are

Happy and gay?


the best to you & hub

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L3DESIGNS 6/17/2010 5:20PM

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats on 20years! emoticon to another 20!

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ELYMWX 6/17/2010 12:37PM

    Happy Anniversary! Party like it's 1990!
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BCGIRL74 6/17/2010 11:07AM

    Happy Anniversary!! My hubby and I are going on 8 in August. Together for 15 though. Where are the years going??!!!

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NEWNAC304 6/17/2010 8:31AM

    Congratulations! 20 years is a long time. You celebrated yours about the same way we probably will. Our anniversary is the 30th and I doubt we do anything special.

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BKNOCK 6/17/2010 6:12AM

    Wow, I am so glad that you guys had such a romantic evening! LOL, T-bone steaks sounds good to me!

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DONNAORLENE 6/17/2010 6:06AM

    Amazing!! Twenty years with you? LOL! Just kidding....I think he's very fortunate man to have a wife like you! What's amazing these days is that you're still married and in love after twenty years! Congratulations and I wish you many more years of growing in love!

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KENDRACARROLL 6/17/2010 1:10AM

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MUSIC66 6/17/2010 1:03AM

    happy 20th wedding annerviery i have been married 22 year this year to the same fellow our wedding a was on the 9th of april.

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